National Geographic : 1994 Mar
If students have a sense of belonging to history, they'll be more responsible participants in its future. That's always been Harriet Quail's approach to teaching her sixth-grade Social Studies class. Case in point. She introduced quiltmaking to her class as an expression of art and history. The class became so involved in both the quiltmaking and the history, it embarked on a remarkable classroom project: A quilt depicting the his tory of South Dakota. Students with this type of appreciation for their heritage tend to become more involved citizens. More involved citizens are better citizens. The South Dakota State Fair, by the way, awarded the students' quilt a blue ribbon. State Farm proudly awarded Harriet, who retired last year, its Good Neighbor Award, along with $5,000 for the Williams Middle School of Sturgis, South Dakota. STATE FARM GOOD ._ NEIGHBOR INSURANCE AWARD STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois The Good Neighbor Award was developed in cooperation with the -. , National Council for the Social Studies.